Writer Wednesday is a weekly open call on a particular theme or subject that our community of bloggers are welcomed to participate in.
If you're a blogger that's interested in getting a handle on your craft (or even connecting with an audience!) then this is definitely the challenge for you.
How Does It Work?
Every Friday, we issue the theme or subject via a blog post that will be featured in our Friday newsletter.
To participate, simply post a blog on that theme, but tag that post with "writer wednesday" (within quotes, all lowercase) before the following Wednesday at 12PM EST.
- Round-up all the participating entries in a entry such as this.
- Feature all the participating entries in our Friday newsletter that goes directly to our over 12,000 members.
- Feature all the participating entries via our
Twitter with the popular #writerwednesday hashtag.
- Select our personal favourite that will be featured to the over 13,000 members in our
Zoomers on Facebook community.
In the latest edition of this feature, we were inspired by the Royal Canadian Mint phasing out the penny.
Here are the entries that took us up on our
"Penny For Your Thoughts" writing challenge:
It was Frances who taught me how to tie my shoes, to ice skate and was there to catch me when I fell. I learned how to cook at her elbow. Oh, how she loved to cook and eat. When I was young I never cared for tomatoes or eggplant, but she devoured them, often plucking a tomato off the vine to savor with only the aid of a salt shaker. Now that I love them too, I think of her when I grow and cook them for my family.
I always wondered how history would have been different if the Axis forces in World War Two had a decent sense of rhythm and a sense of humor. Would that have given them the edge they lacked? Would North America have been divided up by the Axis powers, like in Philip K Dick's novel, “The Man in the High Castle”?
Penny for my thoughts about the subject now? There should never be any question or argument about someone that endured violence-physical or emotional. The abused need compassion and all the love you can muster up in your heart, as they will never forget the volume of pain inside or out. No matter how many years go by dark footsteps will follow me forever, along with stained eyes and blue tears, because voices and thoughts always carry.
John: I’ll be home in less than twenty minutes. You know what to do.
Shelley: What happened?
John: I don’t want to talk about it.
Shelley: That bad?
John: You have no idea.
Shelley: I'll do my best.
John: Don’t forget the Stilettoes.
Thanks to Christine, Steve, Shelley and Linda for all their hard work! Please support our writers' original works by visiting their individual blogs as well as leaving comments.